Just hit lvl 110 with my Mage in the past few days. I'm trying to figure out where I should focus my AAs for now. I mostly 3-box (109 SK with Cleric Merc, 102 Enc (no merc yet, will go DPS caster), and the 110 Mage with DPS caster merc - Mage pet is generally the tank), and want to focus on increasing DPS (so I can get AAs more quickly). I've mostly been exp'ng in Frontier Mountains, but I suppose I'd like to try my hand at some named in The Overthere (for chances at Rk. 2 spells), or elsewhere. So far, I've gotten the lvl 106-110 version of Gift of Mana (felt weird not having it), the second-to-last rank of Theft of Essence (last rank doesn't add any additional haste, only like +50 more ATK, and 5000hps - not much in the way of increased DPS), and that's about it so far, other than autogrant. I really want to go after the Conjurer's Synergy line, but, ugh... at lvl 110, I won't see any benefit at all until I spend 1200AAs... that sucks. Why the heck do they not allow the previous ranks to work with the lvl 110 swarm pet? I'm thinking that the DPS loss of using the 105 swarm pet to make use of the incremental levels of the Synergy AA will be greater than the gain would be from those incremental levels. Most any other ability I can remember reading about won't let you use a spell below a certain level to activate an ability, but to specify that you *have* to use a lower level version of a spell stinks (might be some sort of stacking issue perhaps). Not sure if there's a somewhat-current guide already out there. If there is, please point me to it (I've tried Google), or feel free to offer suggestions here.